Colleges applaud Ontario budget commitment to modernize apprenticeship training
Apr 12, 2019 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – The 2019 Ontario Budget commitment to
“This will ensure more people
The current application system is awash in red tape. There is no clear application process and many people seeking to become apprentices find it difficult to get matched with willing employers.
The creation of a one-window portal will make the application process straightforward and easily accessible. Ontario’s colleges are eager to support the efforts to create this new portal.
“The government clearly recognizes it should be as easy for students to apply to be apprentices as it is to apply to any other college or university program,” Burton said. “Modernizing our apprenticeship system will help make it one of the best in the world.”
Other budget highlights to produce a stronger workforce included:
- Establishing programs to encourage people to enter the skilled trades.
- Launching a new micro-credentials pilot this spring to provide people with the skills employers are seeking.
The budget also calls for a transformation of postsecondary education so that 60
“College education is pivotal to Ontario’s success and to ensuring more people find rewarding careers,” said Burton. “At Canadore, we are continually striving to meet the needs of employers. We look forward to working with the government to helping more people acquire the expertise that is essential to success in this new economy.”
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